We are an independent resource for artists and art workers of color, and their local communities. Artists and art workers of color are underfunded and underrepresented in the arts industry. Our work is a practice of care toward their artistic contributions and the preservation of their work.
Our definition of women is inclusive of cis-gender, trans femmes, and women identifying folks. We recognize and seek to address the very specific ways economic injustice intersects with sexism.
We reference Women of Color and People of Color as an abbreviated means to address the collective marginalization of non-white, non-male groups in the US. However, we recognize that Black and Indigineous peoples have a particular relationship to state-sanctioned violence and oppression that is historical and felt today.
Professionals who work in the arts industry and contribute to the support of artists, their development, and strive to demystify artistic practices.
Our work is in fellowship with community and interdependent to their desires for a collective future. We defer to the expertise, cultural wealth and memory of community members.
Traditionally centers of power, we push against the implicit nature of archives of oppression. This archive is an act of resistance to the silos and exclusionary created by white patriarchal and heteronormative practitioners. See also: Women-in-Residence.
We use the term ecosystem to imagine a practice of art production, arts education, and curation that is anti-oppressive. We believe in the necessity of relationships, collaboration, and equitable exchange, in order to create a sustainable arts ecosystem that supports of color artists, art workers, and communities.
We advocate for artists, art workers, and cultural producers for livable wages, fair work conditions, workplace transparency, and pathways for professional growth.
“Citation is feminist memory. Citation is how we acknowledge our debt to those who came before; those who helped us find our way when the way was obscured because we deviated from the paths we were told to follow.” (Living A Feminist Life (2017), Sara Ahmed)